May 21 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade doesn't even have to leave his house to find his biggest fan. On Friday, his wife Gabrielle Union proved that point. Union was watching the Cleveland Cavaliers dismantle the Boston Celtics 130-86 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals when she took to Twitter. "So are we still debating whether to rest players during the regular season?" Union asked her followers. The tweet was a reference to LeBron James and the Cavaliers' other stars who sat out several road games during the regular season to save their bodies for the postseason. Many supporters responded positively to her tweet, but some detractors mentioned Union's husband in the responses.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the winner of the 2016-17 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for community service. The 32-year-old superstar is being honored for improving the educational opportunities of disadvantaged youth in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. More than 1,100 at-risk students have benefited from programs through the LeBron James Family Foundation, which motivates children to stay in school and attend college. The NBA made the award announcement Sunday as selected annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association. The PBWA is composed of about 200 writers and editors who cover the NBA on a regular basis for newspapers, online outlets and magazines.
The NBA draft lottery has occurred and the trade rumors involving Chicago Bulls Small Forward Jimmy Butler being traded have started again. Butler is the best player on a Bulls team that is not good enough to threaten for an NBA Title and will most likely get worse before they get better. With guards Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo potentially gone after a season due to free agency, the Bulls would become very bad with just Jimmy Butler as the core player. In order to avoid that scenario, the Bulls are considering trade Butler either this summer or next summer, to get some young talent to begin the rebuild. This is a scenario that makes sense for both the Bulls and Celtics. The Bulls get the No.